City Hall to Light Up in Celebration of Food Day Canada

Published on: 2019/07/29 - in News

Kingston City Hall has been named along with 21 other Canadian monuments across the country to become illuminated in red and white to celebrate Food Day Canada on August 3.

Founded by culinary author and food activist, Anita Stewart, Food Day Canada honours “our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, above all, our home cooks”, according to its website. The monuments will be lit up to bring attention to the event and help engage communities.

“Our food traditions can stand on any world stage. We should be very proud of who we are as a food nation, as a culinary nation,” Stewart told the Wellingon Advertiser. Saying also that the event is “a way of encouraging the chefs to get more involved but also … just the people of Canada, people like you and I who don’t have a restaurant. It’s really to spur engagement.”

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Other monuments joining Kingston City Hall in being lit up in red and white include the CN Tower, the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square, the St. Lawrence Market, Niagara Falls, Welland Bridge 13, and Market Square in Guelph.

Kingstonians can join the celebration by cooking with local ingredients and share recipes on social media with the hashtag #FoodDayCanada and taging @FoodDayCanada.

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